The annual Global Change Student Research Grant Competition provides support to both graduate and undergraduate students for research on global change presented in an interdisciplinary context, with an arctic or subarctic focus. The work may involve the physical sciences, biological sciences, engineering, or the human dimensions of global change, such as economics, resource use, and public policy. Initiated in 1992, this competition is designed to give students experience with proposal writing and the peer review system as practiced by science funding agencies. Thanks to new investments by University of Alaska President Mark Hamilton and University of Alaska Anchorage Chancellor Fran Ulmer, beginning in 2009 the competition is open to students from both UAF and UAA, and award amounts have been significantly increased. For more information see our Student Grant page.
Information Dissemination and Outreach
The Center publishes the newsletter global glimpses generally once a year; fields inquiries about global change from the UAF community, general public and the media; and publishes the UAF Weekly Science Calendar, which announces lectures, seminars, workshops, graduate defenses and other events at UAF with a science focus. This weekly publication provides "one-stop shopping" for the UAF community, and promotes interdisciplinary interests.
|The GLOBE Program is an international hands-on environmental science and education program that connects K-12 students, teachers and scientists around the world for research collaboration and cross-cultural enrichment. The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) GLOBE Franchise was established on November 20, 1997. The Alaska Global Change Education Coordinator is Dr. Elena Sparrow.|
|The Cooperative Institute for Alaska Research (CIFAR) is a NOAA-University cooperative institute tasked with studying environmental issues associated with Alaska and related Arctic regions. Research conducted through CIFAR falls under three broad research themes: (1) Ecosystem Studies and Forecasting; (2) Coastal Hazards; and (3) Climate Change and Variability. CIFAR is co-located with the UAF Center for Global Change and Arctic System Research.|
|An international project under the auspices of the Arctic Council and the International Arctic Science Committee, the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA) was tasked with evaluating and synthesizing knowledge on climate variability, climate change, and increased ultraviolet radiation and their consequences in the arctic regions. The results of the assessment were released in November 2004 at the ACIA International Scientific Symposium in Reykjavik, Iceland, and published in a summary report (Impacts of a Warming Arctic) followed by a 1042-page scientific report. An ACIA Policy Document was prepared by the Arctic Council and presented at the Fourth Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting, Reykjavik, 24 November 2004. An ACIA Secretariat was established at the University of Alaska Fairbanks to help in the implementation of the project. It was operated by CIFAR staff and provided scientific leadership, organization for planning and assessment meetings and coordination for publishing the assessment. Funding was provided by the National Science Foundation and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.|
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